1947 Ernest Bachrach Academy Award leads at RR Auction

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2015-06-26 13:36:24

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1947 Ernest Bachrach Academy Award leads at RR Auction

An Academy Award presented to still photographer Ernest Bachrach in 1947 is at $19,000

A 1947 Academy Award presented to Ernest Bachrach (1899-1973), still photographer for Citizen Kane and King Kong among others, is the top lot at RR Auction - with bidding currently standing at $19,236.

The auction is due to close on January 23.

Ernest Bachrach Academy AwardThe Academy Award was presented to Bachrach for his work on a series of films in 1947

The still photography medal was presented to Bachrach by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in recognition of his work on The Farmer's Daughter and Crossfire, and is one of just three known to exist; the other two were presented to Merritt Sibbald and Scotty Welbourne in 1941 and 1942, respectively.

As a still photographer, Bachrach was responsible for promotional images and continuity, and is credited with producing photographs for some of the most iconic marketing campaigns in Hollywood history.

He also photographed some of the biggest stars of the era, including Orson Welles, Ingrid Bergman and Marilyn Monroe.

An autographed photograph of Marilyn Monroe is currently at $15,307.

Monroe signed Jack ColeThe photograph dates to around 1953

The image dates to around 1953 and shows the star reclining on a bed. It is dedicated to Jack Cole, her choreographer, and features the inscription: "Jackyou certainly canand I'm not mad! Marilyn."

Cole worked with Monroe on the set of five films, including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and also coached other famous actresses - including Greta Garbo and Rita Hayworth.

We have this Marilyn Monroe signed advertising slip for sale.

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